Domestic Assistant

Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent

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Job summary

Do you have or would like to gain experience as domestic assistant in a healthcare environment?

Are you able to work work quickly and efficiently with minimal supervision? 

Do you have a passion for working collaboratively in an environment thriving on positive change? 

Do you want to experience a sense of achievement by knowing that every day you contribute to the provision of person-centred care?

If so, then the role of Domestic Assistant at Pilgrims may be just the job for you!

We are seeking well-motivated and forward-thinking professionals to join our team, in supporting the development and growth of our hospices across east Kent.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the Hospice Services team, the successful candidate will be involved in corporate day-to-day activities supporting the quality, growth and success of a much valued charitable organisation.

Key duties include:

  • Ensure all cleaning duties are completed as directed by the Hospices Service Manager and supervised by the Domestic Supervisor;
  • Emptying waste receptacles and safely disposing of waste products including specialist waste;
  • Replenishing washroom supplies;
  • Recording the completion of duties on cleaning schedules as required including the flushing of showers and spa baths;
  • Reporting of defects and damage as discovered during duties
  • Fulfilling any additional tasks or duties as directed by the Domestic Supervisor
  • Maintaining high standards of cleaning to infection control standards
  • Attending and participating in team meetings
  • Completing all necessary training including E-learning and personal development

About us

As an award-winning employer, Pilgrims provides end of life care services to patients and their families across east Kent.

Our commitment is to provide open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families – both in the community and in-patient units.

Our Vision

“Of a community where people with a terminal illness, and their family and friends, are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.

Other Benefits

As an Employer of Choice, our commitment to supporting our employees and volunteers is a key priority.

Our hospices offer:

  • Modern, friendly and highly professional working environments
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning
  • Alignment with NHS pay rates and continuity in membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • A sense of achievement in supporting a worthwhile cause
  • A sense of wellbeing
  • A good work-life balance
  • Locations across well-populated areas of east Kent – all providing very good road and rail links
  • NHS and financial discounts i.e. Blue Light Card

This advert will be closed once sufficient applications have been received. This can happen quickly, so if you’re interested, please apply as soon as possible.

Date posted

19 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£14,859.75 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

B0497-22-4522

Job locations

56 London Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT2 8JA


Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Job Purpose

The role of the Domestic Assistant is to work as part of the Domestic Team under the direction of the Domestic Supervisor

2. Duties and key responsibilities

  • Ensure all cleaning duties are completed as directed by the Hospice Service Manager and supervised by the Domestic Supervisor
  • Emptying waste receptacles and safely disposing of waste products including specialist waste.
  • Replenishment washroom supplies
  • To record the completion of duties on cleaning schedules as required including the flushing of showers and spa baths
  • Reporting of defects and damage as discovered during duties
  • Fulfilling any additional tasks or duties as directed by the Domestic Supervisor
  • To maintain high standards of cleaning to infection control standards
  • To participate in the cleaning inspection
  • To attend and participate in team meetings
  • To complete all necessary training including E-learning and personal development

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

Corporate Governance – The post holder must, at all times, act honestly and openly and comply with relevant corporate governance requirements, employment legislation and standards of business conduct. Post holders are expected to be familiar with and comply with all polices and procedures published by Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent. 

Health and Safety – Under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), it is the responsibility of the post holder at every level to take care of his/her own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by his/her acts at work. 

Flexibility – The post holder is expected to work flexibly to be able to meet the challenges and opportunities of working within Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Job Purpose

The role of the Domestic Assistant is to work as part of the Domestic Team under the direction of the Domestic Supervisor

2. Duties and key responsibilities

  • Ensure all cleaning duties are completed as directed by the Hospice Service Manager and supervised by the Domestic Supervisor
  • Emptying waste receptacles and safely disposing of waste products including specialist waste.
  • Replenishment washroom supplies
  • To record the completion of duties on cleaning schedules as required including the flushing of showers and spa baths
  • Reporting of defects and damage as discovered during duties
  • Fulfilling any additional tasks or duties as directed by the Domestic Supervisor
  • To maintain high standards of cleaning to infection control standards
  • To participate in the cleaning inspection
  • To attend and participate in team meetings
  • To complete all necessary training including E-learning and personal development

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

Corporate Governance – The post holder must, at all times, act honestly and openly and comply with relevant corporate governance requirements, employment legislation and standards of business conduct. Post holders are expected to be familiar with and comply with all polices and procedures published by Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent. 

Health and Safety – Under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), it is the responsibility of the post holder at every level to take care of his/her own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by his/her acts at work. 

Flexibility – The post holder is expected to work flexibly to be able to meet the challenges and opportunities of working within Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent.

Person Specification

Other requirements

Essential

  • Able to work Monday to Saturday in a regular shift pattern
  • Able to work flexibly and additional hours from time to time

Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a healthcare environment
  • Experience working as a domestic assistant or similar role

Other Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently with minimal supervision
  • A good standard of verbal communication
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Must be able to work flexibly, including evening and weekend working as part of a 365 day per year service

Desirable

  • An understanding of domestic duties in a clinical environment

Qualifications

Desirable

  • COSHH
Person Specification

Other requirements

Essential

  • Able to work Monday to Saturday in a regular shift pattern
  • Able to work flexibly and additional hours from time to time

Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a healthcare environment
  • Experience working as a domestic assistant or similar role

Other Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently with minimal supervision
  • A good standard of verbal communication
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Must be able to work flexibly, including evening and weekend working as part of a 365 day per year service

Desirable

  • An understanding of domestic duties in a clinical environment

Qualifications

Desirable

  • COSHH

Employer details

Employer name

Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent

Address

56 London Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT2 8JA


Employer's website

https://www.pilgrimshospices.org/jobs (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent

Address

56 London Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT2 8JA


Employer's website

https://www.pilgrimshospices.org/jobs (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Date posted

19 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£14,859.75 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

B0497-22-4522

Job locations

56 London Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT2 8JA


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